Leeds United centre-back Robin Koch has reportedly undergone successful surgery on a hip injury and is hopeful of returning to action ‘soon’.
The Lowdown: Koch missing for a while
The 25-year-old has been missing since the 5-1 defeat at Manchester United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
Koch limped out of proceedings with a hip problem, and given the severity of the issue, surgery was required in the United States.
The Latest: Positive update emerges
According to Bild [via Sport Witness], the surgery has been a success and the German is now focusing on being back in the Leeds fold as soon as possible.
Koch will return to the club next week and it is claimed that he could be back on the pitch in the ‘coming weeks’.
The Verdict: Much-needed boost
There isn’t much positive injury news to report for the Whites currently – the likes of Luke Ayling, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford are all out, among others – so this is a welcome boost.
Granted, Koch may not necessarily be a guaranteed starter when fit, but he provides competition for places and is capable of thriving in both defence and midfield, being hailed as ‘magnificent’ by Noel Whelan in the past.
Indeed, with Bielsa’s squad ravaged by absences at the moment, any positive update on the injury front is a most welcome one, not least in defence.
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